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South Africa's new passenger vehicle CO2 emission standards: Baseline determination and benefits assessment

South Africa’s new passenger vehicle fleet is the largest on the African continent and the 18th largest globally. South African manufacturers sold more than 412,000 new vehicles in 2015, and exported...
Published 2018.01.17: Publication

Naming and shaming manufacturers only works if you have a strong regulator

Defeat devices, airbags that spray metal shards when they deploy, malfunctioning exhaust catalysts . . . what next will cause car manufacturers to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles? Nissan,...Even though Japan’s compliance and enforcement program is one of the most comprehensive, it could still be improved. Japan has an outsize influence on compliance and enforcement worldwide because it...
Published 2018.01.17: Blog Post

The future of transportation: autonomous and…internal combustion?

*/ /*-->*/ Technology is revolutionizing the way we get around, as illustrated by the millions of people who have used an app to rent, share, or hail a ride. Technological breakthroughs are...A common, comforting assumption about the future of transportation is that it will be autonomous, shared, and electric, which implies that it will offer deep emissions reductions. The problem with...
Published 2018.01.16: Blog Post

EU HDVs: Cost effectiveness of fuel efficiency technologies for long‑haul tractor‑trailers in the 2025‑2030 timeframe

In the European Union, CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles grew much faster than from passenger vehicles from 1990 to 2014. Trucks and buses now produce about a quarter of CO2 emissions from road...
Published 2018.01.16: Publication

Hainan and ANA operate the most fuel-efficient transpacific flights

New study ranking 20 carriers shows 64% gap between leaders and least efficient Qantas Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) ranked first in overall fuel efficiency among transpacific...
Published 2018.01.16: News

Transpacific airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2016

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency...
Published 2018.01.16: Publication

Chinaʻs New Energy Vehicle mandate policy (final rule)

China finalized its New Energy Vehicle (NEV) mandate in September 2017. The NEV mandate is a modified version of Californiaʻs Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate, with goals of promoting new energy...
Published 2018.01.11: Publication

Introducing Soot-free Transport

The new year has welcomed more of the same bad air in Delhi and the Valley of Mexico, while Beijing is definitely breathing easier than last winter. Diesel vehicles are a part of the problem in each...The truth is that we’ve had ready solutions at hand for the 15+ years that I’ve been working on urban air pollution. Today, soot-free transport solutions are ever more available, with manufacturers...
Published 2018.01.11: Blog Post

The European Commission regulatory proposal for post-2020 CO2 targets for cars and vans

On November 8, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published its regulatory proposal for post-2020 carbon dioxide targets for new passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles (vans). The proposed...
Published 2018.01.09: Publication

Bill McGrath

Published 2018.01.09: Profile

Will an electric charger be your next gas station?

Electric cars keep coming, and the major oil companies are taking notice. Exxon Mobil and BP estimate that we could see 100 million electric vehicles on the road by 2040. Some suggest electric cars...If your next car is going to be electric, where you might “fill up” is a good and practical question that has to be resolved. There is evidence to suggest that fast charging at least shows promise as...
Published 2018.01.08: Blog Post

Air quality and health benefits of improved fuel and vehicle emissions standards in Mexico

At the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in June 2016, the heads of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States agreed to “commit to reduce air pollutant emissions by aligning air...
Published 2018.01.03: Publication

News reports and features, December 2017

EPA Urged Not to Repeal Rule Regulating Glider Truck Emissions —Transport Topics Online, 12/4/2017 EPA Proposal to Exempt Gliders from GHG Regs Draws Criticism in Hearing —Heavy Duty Trucking, 12/4/...
Published 2017.12.31: News

Canada-U.S. transborder airline fuel-efficiency ranking

More than 27 million passengers flew between the United States and Canada in 2016, and this number is expected to double in two decades. Despite regulatory efforts to curb aviation emissions,...
Published 2017.12.27: Publication

Black carbon emissions and fuel use in global shipping, 2015

In this report, we present an updated global inventory of black carbon emissions from the global shipping sector. To produce this inventory, we developed new black carbon emission factors based on...
Published 2017.12.15: Publication

Review of the impact of crop residue management on soil organic carbon in Europe

Crop residues, including wheat straw and corn stover, are a feedstock for the production of cellulosic biofuel that could contribute to meeting advanced biofuel targets and decarbonization goals for...
Published 2017.12.15: Publication

VW defeat devices: A comparison of U.S. and EU required fixes

Following the revelations that Volkswagen had embedded defeat devices in its software calibrations for all of its 2009–2014 diesels in Europe and 2009–2015 diesels in the US, regulatory agencies have...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2015–2016

Following in the footsteps of the 2010–2014 airline rankings, this study ranks U.S. domestic air carriers by their overall fuel efficiency for the years 2015 and 2016. The analysis continues the use...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

Profits and carbon emissions surge for U.S. domestic airlines

Low fuel prices and high travel demand undercut overall fuel-efficiency gains in aircraft operations in 2015 and 2016, study finds Annual fuel-efficiency ranking of domestic carriers shows Alaska...
Published 2017.12.14: News

Fuel consumption standards for heavy-duty vehicles in India

In August 2017 the government of India published final fuel-efficiency standards for commercial heavy-duty vehicles. The standards are the government’s response to India’s rapidly growing commercial...
Published 2017.12.07: Publication

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